[mythtv-users] Mythtv FE in a frequent power loss environment

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Dec 8 17:52:15 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 10:29:06AM -0500, Jason Spears wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 6:42 AM, Rajil Saraswat <rajil.s at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to setup a front-end in an environment where power
> > failure are a norm. The plan is to have a UPS for the backend so that
> > it cleanly shutdown but the frontend will be on its own.
> >
> > So is it ideal to go for a diskless frontend (nfs mounted backend)?
> > What happens when FE is alive and a power failure occurs, will it
> > corrupt the backend filesystem.
> >
> >
> It doesn't directly address your question, but would an Ion based netbook be
> a good fit here?  No UPS required, short outages can be survived, and you
> can setup automatic shutdown on low battery.
> Does a mythtv FE need to write to the recordings / videos directories?  If
> not, I'd just mount ro and not worry about it at all.  My uneducated guess
> is that the only thing a FE should need to do is update the current position
> as a recording is watched.

   ...and that is a database operation that should not be impacted by a client
side power outtage.

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